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of the working man's life. >> they seem to be doing that in some states. >> not allowing union bosses to compel them to write checks from their paychecks. where they don't belong. >> front page of all the papers. controversial right-to-work measures will soon be the law of the land in michigan. republican governor rick snider signed the law despite wide protests at the capitol. the law will make it illegal for a union employee to pay union dues as a condition of their employment. >> let's explain that. just for half a second. then we'll go on. right to work, what does it mean? people ask me, what does it mean? it means unions can force somebody to pay them if they want to get a job in the state of michigan. >> well, what it means is, if you get a job, the union extracts money from your paycheck for the dues for union dues. >> well, yeah. >> automatically. >> automatically. >> you've got no choice. oh, you want to work here? well, you've got to pay us. >> right. >> what if i don't want to pay you? what if i don't want to support the candidates you support? what if they're the antithesis of my va
see the turmoil. we overlook the fact that there's turmoil inside his house, turmoil inside his union, the new york riots. this is a president that had to stare down enemies on all sides. >> true. >> the other thing that the movie does is that all of these characteristics that lincoln represents, patience, strategic delay, are things that in our society now we would castigate a candidate for you're slow to make decisions, you change your mind all the time. it's one of those -- unfortunately and i think it's relevant for both candidates, there are aspects that we see in the movie from lincoln that candidates cannot do now because they would be criticized for having lack of leadership. >> and for complete synergy the film is based in part on doris kearns goodwin's book "team of rivals" and doris writes in the latest issue of "time" how lincoln was able to connect with every day americansshe writes "the white house then was so much more open than it is today. people wanting government jobs would line up by the hundreds outside lincoln's office, each with a story to tell, a reason his fam
christie and the teachers union agreed to a landmark contract that offered merit pay bonuses to the teachers of newark. >> governor christie joined us to discuss the agreement along with the president of the american federation of teachers, randi weingarten, and bradley cooper. it was weird, but it worked. >> i think it did. >> take a look. >> i'm not exactly sure. sexiest man alive, right? >> listen, what happened was, you know, the folks in newark, cam anderson, the superintendent, joe dell gross sew, wanted to do something different. randi and i were supportive of that. we're the negotiators. and i think we've all decided that we need to do something different. and not only does it provide merit bonuses and provide advancement based upon merit, but it also involves the teachers in the evaluation process as well. and so everybody got around the table and compromised with each other. and now have created a system where it's not no longer just seniority or degrees received, but now it's how you perform in the classroom, and that valuation not just done by the administration,
to push through this right to work. >> this is interesting actually. michigan is a heavily unionized state so why would it be going right to work. there's enormous downward pressure on wages on american companies around the world that can make things cheaper elsewhere than here and our wages are uncompetitive in a lot of ways. in effect what people in michigan have to decide, do you want fewer jobs at higher wages or lower jomore jobs at lower w they have decided they want more jobs. >> you look at michigan and detroit, that's a pretty easy answer. >> the unemployment rate. >> the unemployment rate is horrible. detroit in 1960, i think, was one of the wealth nest city if not the wealthiest city in america and now one of the poorest. >> the fourth largest. >> this is a done deal, going through the house today, to a republican governor and says he will sign it. >> it's symbolic of two things, one, the politics of it all, what we've seen in wisconsin and elsewhere and the unpopularity of unions these days and secondly an economic phenomenon, basically a statement we want jobs and we're willin
think it's raised issues about unions. i think it's much more than just a political sentence. it's taken on sorts of other meanings i think will change the debate and has already begun as we go into the new year. >> what's interesting, andrea, the president won. no doubt about it. he won handily. if you look at one night, one big event that i think a lot of us thought might be the defining moment, it was the first debate in denver where the president of the united states decided to just kind of not show up. >> it was profoundly important at the time and i think continues to be because it showed both the overconfidence and the lack of engagement and it was particular and personal to barack obama. but if you look at the polling data and i went to briefings, as you did as well, we have people who do the polling for the president, for the campaign. it moved the needle one point. and they knew that going back to the 47% argument, they knew for months and months ago that because of the population and demographic changes they had so much going for them that they were never within four or five p
, the union wouldn't have stayed. fdr is told somehow the japanese-americans are going to be coming in from california to detroit to take over the country. but as thurgood marshall, the supreme court justice, once said, those are precisely the moments when civil liberties matter most and when you have to be careful. and all those presidents suffer in history. eleanor roosevelt said about the incarceration of the japanese-americans, and fdr's failure to bring more jewish refugees into the country before hitler closed the door forever, those were his scars. she knew that. i think lincoln if he came back now would know his scar was that he wished he didn't have to do the habeas corpus. war takes -- it grows on itself and you do everything you need to. it's a sad, dark chapter. >> and the human element, jefferson used this when he talked about buying louisiana, which was unconstitutional, and he was -- >> detail. >> he was for the constitutional amendment before he was against it. he was going to amend the constitution to buy the louisiana purchase. then he got a letter saying napoleon was reth
're fighting on, so they want to move on another piece of ground to defend better against the union troops. that's what you see up happening here. >> what do you mean against the union troops? >> that's interesting. >> are you saying the republicans support slavery, steve ratner? is that how you try to win? that's really sad. >> we almost got in trouble in the last hour. >> that's sad. you're talking about union troops. >> i'm a northerner. >> of course you are, you yankee. let's not talk about the war of northern aggression this morning. instead, let's talk about the fact that john boehner -- >> katty got excited because she thought we would talk about cromwell. very exciting. >> it's not just a tactic. it's telling that boehner has -- i think this is the best way to approach it with his on own troops. we're going to raise taxes on millionaires. that's a leap the republicans haven't made in a quarter century, so that ain't nothing. it may bring them to 500,000. >> right. but you have to agree on a package of spending cuts. part of what this says is that boehner does not have all of his tr
this conversation. fantastic one. coming up in just a few minutes, chairman of the american conservative union, al cardenas, will be here. "hardball's" chris matthews. it was with alex talking in my ear. i like hearing from alex, too. chris matthews will join us, nbc news political director, chuck todd, and eve ensler and mike allen with the "politico playbook." first, bill care ipz with a check on the forecast. >> mika, are you hoping for a white christmas? >> yes, absolutely. >> i'm starting to get those e-mails. i should call them complaint e-mails. doesn't look good for areas of coastal new england or mid-atlantic. rain headed your way in the next four or five days. that's probably about it. let's show you the weather maps and get you out the door. it's cold in the burbs, nice in the city, similar to yesterday morning. you can bring that winter coat and gloves with you, and that will be about it. later this afternoon with a ton of sunshine. temperatures once again get into the 40s. even in areas of the suburbs, we should be at least low to mid-40s. so a very nice december thursday afternoon. l
. eisenhower, discussing the cuban missile crisis. >> general, what about if the soviet union -- khrushchev -- announced tomorrow, which i think he will, that if we attack cuba, that it's going to be nuclear war? and what's your judgment as to the chances they'll fire these things off if we invade cuba? >> oh, i don't believe that they will. >> you don't think they will? in other words, you would take that risk if the situation seemed desirable? >> well, as a matter of fact, what can you do? if this thing is such a serious thing here on our flank, that we're going to be uneasy and we know what thing is happening now, all right, you've got to use something. >> yeah. >> something may make these people shoot them off. i just don't believe this will. >> yeah, right. >> in any event, of course, i'll say this. i'd want to keep my own people very alert. >> yeah, well, hang on tight. >> yes, sir. >> thanks a lot, general. >> all right. thank you. >> those are incredible. caroline kennedy joins us now. >> okay, let's forget the red sox and the curse you put on the red sox this year by throwing out t
sentinel." president obama, we bear a responsibility for every child. let's go to "the new hampshire union leader." president obama surely we can do better." "usa today," before friday, newtown, connecticut, was known as the headquarters of the national shooting sports foundation, that's three miles away from the shooting. now it's emerged as the center of the gun control debate. "the austin american statesman," gunman adam lanza carried hundreds of rounds, reportedly enough to kill every child in the school. "the tampa tribune," schools around the country including connecticut and some near tampa will have more security on hand when school opens this morning. "the oregonian." are they with the angels? how do parents begin to answer questions their children ask about what happened to the young victims of sandy hook? and yesterday's "chicago tribune." can we make our schools any safer? joining us now, of course, willie geist. and willie, you were in newtown on saturday. i was a reporter in the state of connecticut for more than ten years and spent time in newtown. this is a place you go to
. >> the democrats who became cold war conservatives were willing to call the soviet union what it was. >> right. >> was a huge -- that was the intellectual breakthrough for the cold war. starting in 1978 with howard jarvis, the anti-statism. but you're right. we had an era with reagan that was ratified by clinton. when he said the era of big government is over. but we still don't know quite what we're in now except that we want lots of things and we don't want to pay for them. >> and you know, mika -- >> that's exactly it. >> you see the missed opportunities. it's not just the stupid things that are said on talk radio or that are written in being books written in the blogosphere that hurts the conservative cause, it's what is not said. like, for instance, yesterday nick christoph wrote an extraordinary op-ed talking about how conservatives have a point. that the liberal welfare state actually discourages, in many cases, hard work and discourages people -- enslaves people to a life of misery. and he gave a great example of how ssi benefits actually cause parents in the appalachians to discourage
to be a campaign. >> the state of the union has to be a big moment. >> campaign and local sheriffs, like i said, you know, nascar drivers, country music stars, people need -- that live in the culture, that know the culture, that are connected to the culture need to come out and say, i'm a hunter. my dad took me out hunting when i was 7 years old in, you know, tennessee, whatever. i don't need an assault weapon with high-capacity -- i mean, so there's going to be -- there's going to have to be an education. and these republicans are going to have to be given cover to know that their base wants them to do this. >> i think there's a moment, some of them have missed, at least. still ahead, dr. zbigniew brzezinski and dee dee myers. we're back in a moment. >>> up next, how will these fiscal cliff negotiations shape president obama's legacy? "the washington post's" bob woodward and kelly o'donnell join us next. keep it right here on "morning joe." good morning. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says
the state of the union. she was the first african-american heading up the epa. she did spend plenty of time sparring with congressional republicans and industry groups over issues like global warming and the keystone palestiipeline. >> i worked with lisa jackson on issues. i think she could have got a lot more done if we didn't have the partisan battle back and forth over what her role was and what the epa was there for and the keystone pipeline as well as what she's trying to do with greenhousing. i think she was very effective and aggressive, and it's going to be a loss to the country. she's a very, very worthy public servant. >> chemical engineer and young. i'm sure she has a bright future. >> no doubt about that. she'll be in the public view for a long time. >> sounds like you know something. tune in tonight to find out. the "wall street journal," apple ceo cook's combination hit 4.2 million and last year it was $367 million. i don't know how he will eat. >> parade features al roker of the "today" show. check that out this weekend. right now once again bringing us together writing come
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in this lame duck, then it takes january, he's got to use his inaugural and the state of the union to argue about fiscal and deficit issues and tax issues. then you have the debt ceiling. i mean, if that's how the first three or four months play out, when does immigration get done, mike? i'm still trying to figure that out. when does he get to the gun issue, which they seem intent on trying to do? when does he start dealing with energy? and by the way, let's remember, second terms, domestically, they don't last four years. you've got about a year, maybe a little bit more, before that midterm election, when you can get something done through congress. so if this is -- and by the way, the bitterness that is setting in in the personal relationships between the president and mitch mcconnell, the president and speaker boehner, i think, make it that much worse. >> oh, man, peter alexander -- >> buzz kill. >> yeah. that's reality, as chuck todd just described it, it's also very depressing. so let me ask you, within the white house, you've got a group of people who have been with the president for
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